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By Fran57
These time-tested writing prompts are sure to get your middle school students writing! Each day, select a journal prompt that goes with your current area of study. There are 25 categories and 225 prompts from which to choose, truly providing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.2, W.6.2a, W.6.2b, W.6.2c, W.6.3, W.6.3a, W.6.3b, W.6.3c...
$15.00
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Digital Download PPT (5.15 MB)
By Fran57
This was a fun and unique twist to doing classroom book commercials as book projects. Students use the 100% FREE program called Flipgrid to create and share book commercials or book trailers to entice others to read books! Since I had never used
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Multimedia
$1.50
12
Digital Download DOC (0.07 MB)
By Fran57
"Broken Chain" and "Oranges" by Gary Soto are great stories to compare! "Broken Chain" is a short narrative story and "Oranges" is a poem. Both are regarding dating and middle-school aged boys. The first task is to summarize. There are a couple
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4
$1.50
27
Digital Download DOC (0.07 MB)
By Fran57
Quick and ready-to-use, this assignment has my middle school students loving poetry and creating some of their own 'inspired' versions of this classic! This assignment takes the old favorite, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and teaches students
Subjects:
Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.5
$1.50
12
Digital Download DOC (1.26 MB)
By Fran57
This is a compilation of tests for use with the 7th grade version of Wordly Wise 3000 3rd edition that I created. The tests all include keys and help students apply context clues to show their understanding of the words. Lessons 1-10 are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RI.7.4, W.7.2, W.7.3
$7.99
5
Digital Download PDF (0.93 MB)
By Fran57
Use this short assignment to review the most difficult part of writing a paragraph, concluding sentences! I find this very effective in helping my 7th graders. I hope it works for you as well!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.7.3e
$1.00
15
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
By Fran57
Yielding authentic writing and a variety of different author responses, this book project is a favorite among my students year after year. With a background of basic letter parts and the writing expectations established during class, this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$1.00
12
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Fran57
This short book commercial accomplishes a few goals. First, it helps students write summaries in an interesting and concise manner. Second, it provides clear guidelines for executing a quality speech. Third, it creates a fun project that makes
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$1.00
17
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By Fran57
I’m so excited to share this bundle with you, as it is time-tested to help my students learn SO MANY MORE of these terms without devoting hours and hours of class time to each of them. It includes a list of 80 words you can implement immediately
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$15.00
$12.00
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By Fran57
If you are looking for an authentic learning experience for students to have while learning about Martin Luther King Jr., this is your assignment! I show the "I Have a Dream" speech to my students and we talk about his words. We also discuss his
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
W.7.2, W.7.4, L.7.1, L.7.2
$2.50
6
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By Fran57
Use this list of 80 words immediately with your students to learn key literary devices and reading terms needed to be successful in analyzing literature and non-fiction texts. Beside each term and definition is a space for students to write
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
4
Digital Download PDF (0.53 MB)
By Fran57
This presentation is for weekly student reflection. It contains 31 slides with unique questions for students to answer about independently-read novels. They are complex questions which allow students to show their ability to use higher-level
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.7.1
$3.50
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Digital Download PPT (0.08 MB)
By Fran57
More than a place to record books and minutes read, this weekly worksheet provides a place for effective goal-setting, reflection, and thoughtful writing about reading based on a host of teacher-created questions. This form of reading journal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Classroom Forms
$1.00
7
Digital Download PDF (0.06 MB)
By Fran57
I use this book project to review and internalize frequently used literary devices. It is based on at standard and above standard and includes more literary elements for those seeking a challenge or an above standard grade. It cements the ideas
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
$1.00
10
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
By Fran57
Earnest Hemmingway's "A Day's Wait" is a favorite story I use with my 7th graders each year. This short assignment asks a few quick questions that require students to cite evidence from the story in order to show understanding of theme.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$1.00
7
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Fran57
I use this Power Point as an ice breaker the first day of school in my reading and writing class. I begin by demonstrating that when a slide appears that describes something about them, they should stand up and boldly place both hands in the air,
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
6
Digital Download PPT (3.57 MB)
By Fran57
This slide deck includes twenty basic literary terms, defined on each slide. Designed for collaborative groups to find evidence from ANY novel or story, students will be able to see ideas of other students and learn from them. When students see
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.6, SL.7.1, SL.7.1a, SL.7.1b, SL.7.1c, SL.7.1d...
$5.50
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Fran57
Designed for motivated students in both distance learning and classroom learning modes, this slide deck can work with any novel or extended reading selection. Students work collaboratively on one slide deck. Each group of students has one of four
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.5, RL.7.6, SL.7.1, SL.7.1a, SL.7.1b, SL.7.1c, SL.7.1d, SL.7.2...
$2.50
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Fran57
This excellent source for middle school narrative writing provides students the one thing they crave and desire more than anything else when writing - choice! It includes three well-developed narrative writing prompts. Each prompt allows students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.50
1
Digital Download DOC (0.44 MB)
By Fran57
This common core historical fiction book project asks students to revisit specific parts of the novel read and explain how that portion of the novel helped him/her understand more about a certain aspect of history. Because direct citation is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.1
$1.00
12
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 17th year teaching middle school students! I currently work as a reading and writing teacher for 7th graders. I also have experience at the middle level with at-risk and special education students. Most of my experience in all of these areas lies with my passion, language arts.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is intentional and eclectic. I don't believe in reinventing the wheel!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Dream Team Award - presented by CH.A.D.D.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Moorhead State University, now known as Minnesota State University at Moorhead. I am qualified to teach K-8 in any subject and K-12 special education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I almost went into print journalism, but thought teaching might be less stressful and take less time away from a future family. LOL! I know better now! :)

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